The Current Status of Kenya’s Bird Atlas: Part 1 of 7 – Overview

It has been nearly six years since the Kenya Bird Map project began. A lot has been achieved and a lot still remains to be achieved. It's always good to track progress in order to appreciate achievements and identify what needs to be done moving forward. In this 7-part blog series, we will take a … Continue reading The Current Status of Kenya’s Bird Atlas: Part 1 of 7 – Overview

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Using the Bird Atlas to Monitor and Control the Invasive House Crow

It is a known fact that the House Crow (Corvus splendens), also called the Indian House Crow, is a serious threat to native birds in Kenya. Being an introduced invasive species from Asia, it is outcompeting several native Kenyan birds and displacing them from nesting and feeding areas. It is still largely confined to the … Continue reading Using the Bird Atlas to Monitor and Control the Invasive House Crow

The importance of submitting Full Protocol cards on a regular basis (even for already mapped pentads)

Have a look at the Kenya Bird Map coverage map and you will notice that most of the covered pentads have less than 3 full protocol cards submitted (yellow or orange color). 4 is the minimum number of cards needed for bird records from a pentad to be analyzed scientifically beyond just the presence/absence of … Continue reading The importance of submitting Full Protocol cards on a regular basis (even for already mapped pentads)